from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Consisting of, relating to, or being in water: an aquatic environment.
- adj. Living or growing in, on, or near the water: aquatic animals and plants.
- adj. Taking place in or on the water: an aquatic sport.
- n. An organism that lives in, on, or near the water.
- n. Sports Athletic activities performed in or on the water.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Relating to water; living in or near water, taking place in water.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Pertaining to water; growing in water; living in, swimming in, or frequenting the margins of waters.
- n. An aquatic animal or plant.
- n. Sports or exercises practiced in or on the water.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining to water; watery.
- Living in or frequenting water: as, aquatic animals; aquatic plants.
- Practised on or in water: as, aquatic sports.
- n. A plant which grows in water.
- n. plural Sports or exercises practised on or in water, as rowing or swimming.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. operating or living or growing in water
- n. a plant that lives in or on water
- adj. relating to or consisting of or being in water
Middle English aquatique, from Old French, from Latin aquāticus, from aqua, water; see akw-ā- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle French aquatique ("living in water"), from Latin aquaticus ("relating to water"), from aqua ("water") (Wiktionary)